Project management with JIRA
Use this project type for...
- Small and large projects or short-term programs of work
- Personal projects and activities
- Ad hoc and 'business as usual' activities where you need to see what is currently 'in progress'
Keep things moving
Use the JIRA Core board to quickly view the status of your issues and determine what needs to come next. You can re-order things in the 'To do' column so that your team picks up the most important things.
Add project milestones using versions
Projects often have 'checkpoints' or milestones that need to be reached in order to keep the broader project on track. In JIRA Core you can use versions as milestones. Once you have set up version, you can organise work into different versions.
Projects are usually made up of well-defined, specific, measurable activities that have one major deliverable or goal. This makes project reporting even more critical to ensuring things get delivered on time. JIRA Core includes built in Reporting, but you also use your dashboard, and custom filters based on your searches to monitor activities.
The table below shows the specifications for default issues in a project management project. JIRA Core Administrators can customize these defaults. For example, they can add other issue types to the project, or add new fields to this issue type. See Configuring your issues.
|Issue types||Task and sub-task|
|Issue fields||Summary, Issue type, Reporter, Attachment, Due Date, Original Estimate, Remaining Estimate, Description, Assignee, Priority, Resolution and Labels|
|Resolutions||Done, Won't Do, Duplicate and Cannot Reproduce|
|Priorities||Highest, High, Medium, Low and Lowest|
Example of a project management project for an IT team
|Scenario||Head office is moving buildings in two months. You need to manage the movement of all IT equipment and prepare the new office infrastructure.|
More about managing projects
If you're kind of new to managing projects, check out Project management for non-project managers.